3 Days Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking

Safari to Kibale National Park
Overview

3 Days Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari to Kibale National Park popularly known as the primate Capital of the world is one of the rewarding short primate tours that you can undertake in Uganda. Kibale National Park has 13 species of Primates among which include the Common Chimpanzee that have been habituated establishing a close touch with humans. The encounters in the Fort Portal Crater field, Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves and the Bigodi wetlands combine to make the safari memorable.

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Transfer to Fort portal Area, visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves & hike to the top of the falls
Day 2: Do Morning Chimpanzee trekking & afternoon Bigodi wetland walk
Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala. Visit the Nakayima tree en route

Description

Day 1: Transfer to Fort portal Area, visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves & hike to the top of the falls
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Fort Portal town 300km about 6 hours’ drive from Kampala. You will drive through impressive country side landscapes including the amazing scenery of Mubende Inselbergs. Traverse the rural landscapes of Mpigi, Mityana, Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo eventually Kabarole districts. Arrive in Fort Portal town for lunch after which you will proceed to the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves an ancient historical breast like features that are geologically stalagmites and stalactites but the locals attach great traditions on them as breasts of Nnyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku an imposed King of the Bachwezi. The laughter cut off her breasts in protest of her father’s denying her to breastfeed her son Ndahura when he threw him in the stream as the foretellers told him that he was a threat to his Kingship. From this heritage site, you will proceed to hike the famous Kyeganywa Hill with series of crater hollows and lakes surrounding it. The hike of somehow challenging and rewarding to undertake as offers great views of the crater fields and the distant views of Rwenzori Mountains. Retreat from the activity and transfer to our respective lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Midrange/Standard) or Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).
Day 2: Do Morning Chimpanzee trekking & afternoon Bigodi wetland walk
After an early breakfast, gather at the tourism Center at Kanyanchu to catch up with briefing at 8am. After briefing you head to the jungle of Kibale dubbed the primate capital of the world in search of habituated Chimpanzees. The trek for chimps takes 2 – 5 hours and the direct encounter with Chimpanzees lasts for one (1) hour. The hike through the forested landscapes exposes you to counts of birds and other primate species as well including the Black and white colobus monkey. Retreat from the activity to the starting point, relax a little, take your packed lunch of you did not take it in the forest and then transfer to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for an afternoon wetland walk. The wetland is the most successful eco-tourism initiative in Uganda and the walk exposes you to the lush flora, swamp dwelling animals like Sitatungas, birds like the great blue Turaco among others. The touch of the community can be felt. From the activity, you retreat to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Midrange/Standard) or Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).
Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala. Visit the Nakayima tree en route
After a relaxed breakfast, embark in the transfer to Kampala. In Mubende, you branch off a little from the main road to visit the Nakayima heritage tree with great historical attachment dating back the Chwezi era. The locals lock the place for worship. Have lunch in Mubende and transfer to Kampala arriving in the afternoon to mark the end of safari.
End of Safari